Tuesday, 15 June 2010


This book has been in stock at Material for a few weeks now and I was flicking through it the other day and just had to tell you about it. It is a fantastic photographic account of many backstage antics on some of the most famous sets in film history as documented by Mary Ellen Mark. Over the past 40 years, Mark has been given unprecedented access behind the scenes to create beautiful forthright pictures of actors and actresses such as Catherine Deneuve, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and Johnny Depp as well as some of the world's most celebrated directors.

It was a troublesome task picking out my favourites to show you as there are so many great photographs in this publication but I do adore this one of Burton sitting with one of the 40 trained squirrels that sorted nuts and attacked Veruca Salt in his remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

...and this is a truly beautiful photograph of the late Patrick Swayze at home in California in 1995...

...plus no one can resist photograph of Belushi particularly when posing for a mugshot, which, in turn, brings me on to another wonderful photography book that caught my attention again recently called mugshots a fantastic and compelling photographic account of the famous, infamous and most wanted.

Seen Behind the Scene
Hardback | 290 x 214 mm | 264 pp
168 black and white photographs

270 B/W Illustrations | 288 pages | 7 1/2 x 9 1/16

I shall be putting these titles on our online shop very soon.

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